The British Crop Protection Council has relaunched its Online UK Pesticide Guide platform with a series of new features including an easy-to-use product search and comparison tool.

The new-look online version of the widely-used UK Pesticide Guide, sometimes referred to as the ‘Green Book’, is a practical guide to all pesticides, plant growth regulators and adjuvants that can be legally and effectively used in the UK. The resource is used throughout the agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and pest control sectors and serves as a reference manual for sprayer operators, farmers, park and green keepers, advisors, agronomists and industry professionals.

The new product comparison tool allows users to tailor their search by multiple attributes, which can be filtered and sorted.

BCPC’s Julian Westaway said: “Having access to the latest pesticide information is vital for all those involved in their use and application. The UK Pesticide Guide, in both its online and print versions, is the one-stop database for all pesticide products approved in the UK, including the latest active ingredient profiles, new products and formulations.

'The online version has undergone modifications to its look and feel as well as improved functionality to support your crop protection decisions, giving users access to in-depth product data, clearly presented for easy reference.

“For a farmer it is a particularly useful tool when buying pesticides, allowing comparison between similar products which, for example, may have different aquatic or arthropod buffer requirements or maximum rates/ha. Users are also able to select products with simpler buffer zone requirements to reduce the complexity of recent pesticide regulations and aid compliance. For others it may save time when planning pesticide use, in accessing product information and safety data sheets or just comparing products.'

An annual subscription to the Online UK Pesticide Guide costs £70 + VAT and is available at The new platform is optimised for PC and tablet use and regularly updated.

The 2021 UK Pesticide Guide print version, now in its 34th edition, goes on sale in January 2021, and includes a crop-pest index, pesticide profiles, suppliers and distributor contact information, and key information on pesticide use and legislation. The print version costs for £59.50 + P&P, with a 50 per cent discount for users with an online subscription. Up to three BASIS points and two NRoSO points are available depending on the purchase option.